Crystallized Violets

MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 10mins
YIELD: 1 batch
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • fresh violet fresh edible flower
  • 6
    fluid ounces water (175 ml)
  • 1
    lb sugar (450 g)
Advertisement

DIRECTIONS

  • You will need:
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Saucepan
  • Kitchen paper
  • Slotted spoon.
  • Pick a bunch of violets on a dry day, lay them out on kitchen paper, checking they are undamaged and free from pests.
  • Pour the sugar and water into a saucepan and boil the mixture for 5 minutes.
  • Now carefully drop the flowers into the syrup and boil for another minute.
  • Use a slotted spoon, remove the flowers and slip them on to greaseproof paper.
  • Leave them until the next day when they should be dry and hard, ready to be stored.
  • Note* Make sure you pick flowers that have not been sprayed with pesticide!
Advertisement